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November 3, 1995
Jim Morris has been named president of Lucas Digital Ltd. in San Rafael, Calif., with responsibility for the company's two divisions, Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound. Morris, previously president of ILM, began his career at the pioneering special-effects house in 1987 as visual effects producer for the films "The Abyss" and "Always." Lucas Digital is one of three companies owned by filmmaker George Lucas. The others are Lucasfilm Ltd. and LucasArts Entertainment Co.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 2007 | Carla Hall, Times Staff Writer
Mr. America of 1973 stood in a Marina del Rey gym of 2007, exhorting a new pupil to hold a little longer on the leg extension machine despite that torturous burning sensation in the quads. "Just get that contraction as intense as you can," he counseled. Jim Morris, who turned 72 on Friday, wears a loose-fitting gray sweatshirt when he trains clients.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 2007 | Carla Hall, Times Staff Writer
Mr. America of 1973 stood in a Marina del Rey gym of 2007, exhorting a new pupil to hold a little longer on the leg extension machine despite that torturous burning sensation in the quads. "Just get that contraction as intense as you can," he counseled. Jim Morris, who turned 72 on Friday, wears a loose-fitting gray sweatshirt when he trains clients.
SPORTS
May 1, 2002 | Larry Stewart
A consumer's guide to the best and worst of sports media and merchandise. Ground rules: If it can be read, played, heard, observed, worn, viewed, dialed or downloaded, it's in play here. One exception: No products will be endorsed. What: "The Rookie" Authors: Jim Morris and Joel Engel. Publisher: Warner Books. Price: $13.95. The movie "The Rookie," starring Dennis Quaid as former Tampa Bay Devil Ray pitcher Jim Morris, tells some of how Morris became a major league rookie at 35.
SPORTS
May 1, 2002 | Larry Stewart
A consumer's guide to the best and worst of sports media and merchandise. Ground rules: If it can be read, played, heard, observed, worn, viewed, dialed or downloaded, it's in play here. One exception: No products will be endorsed. What: "The Rookie" Authors: Jim Morris and Joel Engel. Publisher: Warner Books. Price: $13.95. The movie "The Rookie," starring Dennis Quaid as former Tampa Bay Devil Ray pitcher Jim Morris, tells some of how Morris became a major league rookie at 35.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 6, 1989 | SUVAN GEER
Photographer and painter Jim Morris tries to capture something of the ambiguity of the Post-Modern psyche--you know, that niggling, self-absorbed mental state that keeps casting mankind's past on top of the present in an attempt to create meaning. It's a complex realm of ideas, but one that Morris negotiates without much difficulty in his photographs.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 2002 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's only fitting that "The Rookie" tells the true story of an athlete who achieved improbable success, because this is a film that overcomes considerable odds itself. Against all expectations, the Dennis Quaid-starring "Rookie" turns out to be an unapologetically emotional film that doesn't make you gag, one that manages to be sentimental without turning into a shameless wallow.
SPORTS
September 21, 1999 | Bill Plaschke
"What about your dreams?" As with many people creeping toward the middle of a responsibility-thick life with no U-turns in sight, it was a question Jim Morris couldn't bear to ask, with an answer he could no longer imagine. Then one dusty, dripping-hot, glorious day in desolate West Texas last spring, some kids asked it for him.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 10, 1987 | RICHARD CROMELIN
Band: Balaam & the Angel. Personnel: Mark Morris, bass, vocals; Jim Morris, guitar; Des Morris, drums. History: The brothers Morris grew up in England and Scotland, and in the early '80s they played punk-rock in pubs near their hometown of Cannock in England's Midlands. They assumed their current direction around 1984 and were soon discovered by the Cult's singer Ian Astbury, who made them the opening act on that rising group's '84 English tour.
SPORTS
November 4, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The NHL offered its on-ice officials a 10% pay increase and then left the bargaining table to study a counterproposal. The league's response is expected today, less than two weeks before the officials' Nov. 15 strike deadline. Under the NHL's initial proposal, a first-year referee would earn a base salary of $55,000, up from $50,000. The union sought $100,000. A first-year linesman now makes $33,000.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 2002 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's only fitting that "The Rookie" tells the true story of an athlete who achieved improbable success, because this is a film that overcomes considerable odds itself. Against all expectations, the Dennis Quaid-starring "Rookie" turns out to be an unapologetically emotional film that doesn't make you gag, one that manages to be sentimental without turning into a shameless wallow.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 2002 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Morris recalls the magical evening he made his debut as a major league pitcher--a turning point in the life of the 38-year-old lefty and one that is re-created in the new true-life baseball saga "The Rookie." "You have got to understand that at 12:30 that morning, I get told I am going back to my home state [Texas] after losing the triple-A playoffs," Morris recalls of that day three years ago.
SPORTS
September 21, 1999 | Bill Plaschke
"What about your dreams?" As with many people creeping toward the middle of a responsibility-thick life with no U-turns in sight, it was a question Jim Morris couldn't bear to ask, with an answer he could no longer imagine. Then one dusty, dripping-hot, glorious day in desolate West Texas last spring, some kids asked it for him.
BUSINESS
November 3, 1995
Jim Morris has been named president of Lucas Digital Ltd. in San Rafael, Calif., with responsibility for the company's two divisions, Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound. Morris, previously president of ILM, began his career at the pioneering special-effects house in 1987 as visual effects producer for the films "The Abyss" and "Always." Lucas Digital is one of three companies owned by filmmaker George Lucas. The others are Lucasfilm Ltd. and LucasArts Entertainment Co.
SPORTS
November 4, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The NHL offered its on-ice officials a 10% pay increase and then left the bargaining table to study a counterproposal. The league's response is expected today, less than two weeks before the officials' Nov. 15 strike deadline. Under the NHL's initial proposal, a first-year referee would earn a base salary of $55,000, up from $50,000. The union sought $100,000. A first-year linesman now makes $33,000.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 6, 1989 | SUVAN GEER
Photographer and painter Jim Morris tries to capture something of the ambiguity of the Post-Modern psyche--you know, that niggling, self-absorbed mental state that keeps casting mankind's past on top of the present in an attempt to create meaning. It's a complex realm of ideas, but one that Morris negotiates without much difficulty in his photographs.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 2002 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jim Morris recalls the magical evening he made his debut as a major league pitcher--a turning point in the life of the 38-year-old lefty and one that is re-created in the new true-life baseball saga "The Rookie." "You have got to understand that at 12:30 that morning, I get told I am going back to my home state [Texas] after losing the triple-A playoffs," Morris recalls of that day three years ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 13, 1991
Bravo for your Nov. 2 article "Quiet Zone." If only more schools would take the lead of Assistant Principal Jim Morris and Coldwater Canyon Avenue School in North Hollywood, I am sure it would be only a matter of time before other school officials would witness the improved classroom performance that can be produced by this subtle arts education. ANNE DUNKIN Tarzana
ENTERTAINMENT
May 10, 1987 | RICHARD CROMELIN
Band: Balaam & the Angel. Personnel: Mark Morris, bass, vocals; Jim Morris, guitar; Des Morris, drums. History: The brothers Morris grew up in England and Scotland, and in the early '80s they played punk-rock in pubs near their hometown of Cannock in England's Midlands. They assumed their current direction around 1984 and were soon discovered by the Cult's singer Ian Astbury, who made them the opening act on that rising group's '84 English tour.
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